“Offering a quicker, more intuitive grasp of vehicle location, routing, traffic status and fleet operations,” Teletrac has launched Fleet Director 8, an integrated telematics solution.

Available to fleets of all sizes, the solution employs Microsoft Silverlight and Bing Mapping technologies to offer satellite maps, 2D and 3D roadmaps, users’ own familiar landmarks and live traffic information in real time.

Fleets gain benefits including lower fuel consumption and out-of-route miles, higher productivity, less unauthorized vehicle use, more on-time arrivals, enforced safer driving—often enabling lower insurance premiums—less driver overtime, reduced paperwork and improved regulatory compliance through automated electronic driver logs, the company said.

“With Fleet Director 8,” said executive vp Drew W. Hamilton. “Teletrac sets a new, higher standard for efficient fleet operations and related performance benchmarks including FMSCA and DOT compliance, preventive maintenance, safe driving, on-time arrivals and fleet customer satisfaction. These and other key indicators strongly depend on having the best available telematics solution.”

The offering also gives users an easy-to-understand interactive display, customizable layout and easily recognizable icons. Users can display multiple map views and data and customize window sizes and screen positions on the fly.

Fleet Director locates, tracks and monitors the position and operation of fleet vehicles, offering cost-saving efficiencies such as real-time vehicle monitoring and tracking from the desktop, automatic route optimization and detailed reporting for advanced decision support and efficient regulatory compliance.

Fleet Director combines SmartNav turn-by-turn navigation, satellite mapping, real-time traffic information, stolen vehicle tracking and comprehensive reporting tools used to monitor mileage, vehicle use and alert managers to unauthorized use and unsafe driving behavior.

The latest release also offers advanced mapping for tracking mobile assets, determining nearest vehicle for more effective response; fuel-saver routing and turn-by-turn navigation with SmartNav vehicle navigation; integrated two-way messaging to boost productivity; dynamic dispatch to simplify workforce management; at-a-glance dashboards support decision making; and automated hours of service compliance to lower costs.